Income Inequality in Wisconsin is at Highest Level Since the Great Depression

Wisconsin Public Radio recently did an important piece on income inequality in Wisconsin. In the report, it was shared that:
“The richest 1 percent in Wisconsin made — on average — 19 times as much as everyone else in 2014, according to Laura Dresser, associate director for COWS. Most people in Wisconsin made less than $50,000 a year on average while the top 1 percent brought in around $933,000 each year.”

To read the full story, click on the link below.
https://www.wpr.org/income-inequality-wisconsin-highest-level-great-depression

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Wed, September 20th – Monthly Membership Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Please join us as we plot and plan our next events! Remember – the Candlelight Vigil grew from a discussion at our August meeting and three days later, bam – we had an extremely successful, lead story on the local news, event. From these meetings comes action, and from you comes the ideas that start this action. See you on September 20th!

(You don’t have to be a member of the Wash. Co. Dems to attend! All welcome!)

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Candlelight Vigil Promoting an End to Hate

Now is the time to stand up for our shared belief in a nation void of hate – hateful words, hateful actions, and hateful deeds.

Join us for a candlelight vigil on Saturday, August 19th, starting at 7:30pm at Settler’s Park, 200 N Main St, West Bend, to take this important stand. We will have music, speakers, and the opportunity to connect with others who share a similar goal.

This event is sponsored by the Democratic Party of Washington County, but will have a non-partisan focus on the shared values of compassion, equality, acceptance, and kindness.

Signs and statements promoting these shared beliefs only please. This is a peaceful gathering intended for the sole purpose of promoting a nation without hate. ALL are welcome!

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More on FoxCONN

Senator Kathleen Vinehout wrote a great column on the MANY issues with the Foxconn deal Governor Walker is trying to pass. To see her column, please click here.

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Spaghetti Dinner Speaker Announced!

Our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 15th and will begin around 5 PM. The Packers play early that day so you have plenty of time to watch the game and then come down to our annual get together. Put it on your calendar now so you don’t miss it!!

We have our confirmed speaker – Randy Bryce! Randy is running against Paul Ryan in the 1st Congressional District and his campaign has received a lot of national attention. Here’s a video from Randy’s campaign and an article about his candidacy. He is an OUTSTANDING speaker you won’t want to miss!

Video: Randy Bryce for Congress Campaign Announcement
Washington Post Article: This union ironworker wants Paul Ryan’s job.

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Wed, August 16th – Monthly Membership Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

(You don’t have to be a member of the Wash. Co. Dems to attend! All welcome!)

Join us as we brainstorm, discuss, and decide on important issues such as Medicare for All, the impending Health Care bill, and group suggestions for the email blast and future meetings. The best ideas come when multiple perspectives are present, so join us on Wednesday and add your voice to these important discussions!

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Wed, July 19th – Monthly Membership Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

(You don’t have to be a member of the Wash. Co. Dems to attend! All welcome!)

Join us as we brainstorm, discuss, and decide on important issues such as Medicare for All, the impending Health Care bill, and group suggestions for the email blast and future meetings. The best ideas come when multiple perspectives are present, so join us on Wednesday and add your voice to these important discussions!

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TrumpCare Vote Delayed – Action is needed NOW

The first draft of the Senate “Healthcare” Bill has been released and it is as bad (if not worse) than people feared. So bad that the Senate vote was delayed until after the July 4th recess. Your action during this recess is critical while the Senate republicans are working out a strategy to pass the bill when they return.

Indivisible has come out with some fantastic “Explainers” about the biggest problems with this bill. Please click on the following topics to learn more. This is GREAT information to use in discussions with friends and family, to help in expressing concerns about the bill to your legislators, or to use in writing a Letter to the Editor or a statement to be read at a town hall meeting. Please check out this excellent information.

*For information on how the new bill would destroy Medicaid, click here.

*For information on how the new bill will result in higher costs for Americans, click here.

*For information on how the new bill fails people with pre-existing conditions, click here.

For information on how to contact your legislator, click here (MS Word doc) or here (pdf).

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